A Pa’ia man has been arrested and charged with murder in the death of Derrick Kualaau in Maliko Gulch six weeks ago.
Maui Police say 44 year-old Jessie Hueu has been charged in the crime with Second Degree Murder. Hueu was taken into custody Friday around 5:15 p.m.
His bail has been set at $1,000,000.00.
Kualaau died around 6 p.m. December 10, 2014 and Maui Police were suspicious. They identified the victim as 56 year-old Derrick M.H. Kualaau who lived nearby in Maliko.
Wailuku Patrol Officers responded to the 6 p.m. call to Maliko Gulch in the area of Hana Highway at mile post marker 10 for an unresponsive male victim. Officers found Kaluaau with suspicious injuries and notified the Criminal Investigation Division.
Dates have not been announced for arraignment or trial.